The Results Are In, Somervell County Is Awesome

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Results Are In, Somervell County Is Awesome

We don’t like to toot our own horn, but we just can’t help it. As a community we came together on June 16, 2017 and did it again. Glen Rose Medical Center and 95.3 KOME teamed up for Mission 95 for the 3rd year, to help raise the awareness of the shortage of blood donations during the summer months. The community came out and donated more than 80 pints of blood. We are thrilled with the results.  Carter is happy and we are proud of Somervell County! Here’s the letter Carter BloodCare sent to the Glen Rose Reporter. Big thanks to all that supported the blood drive. Carter Letter  ...

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MISSION 95, 2017

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on MISSION 95, 2017

Glen Rose Medical Center and 95.3 KOME have partnered for the 3rd annual Mission 95 blood drive.  The first year Carter BloodCare told us we were crazy, the second year they told us we couldn’t possibly do it again.  We love a challenge!  The past 2 years the residents of Somervell and surrounding counties have helped us pass our goal, collecting more than 200 pints of blood. Every donation saves 3 lives, this means with your help we have saved over 600 lives! Can you believe 30 minutes of your time and 1 pint of blood can save the lives of 3 people? This year we challenge you again! To sweeten the deal Carter will give each person that donates a free t-shirt, who doesn’t love a shirt that shows the world you saved a life. We will host the blood drive at the Somervell County Expo parking lot on Friday, June 16, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. If you would like more information about the blood drive tune in to 95.3 KOME or call Lisa Andersen at Glen Rose Medical Center at 254-897-2215 ext....

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May,National Stroke Awareness Month

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on May,National Stroke Awareness Month

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Learing how to spot a stroke is just as important as teaching your family CPR or what to do in the event of a fire. With stroke- just like a cardiac arrest or fire seconds count. F-Face Drooping: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. A-Arm Weakness: is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does on arm drift downward? S-Speech difficulty: Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence like, “The sky is blue.” Is the sentence repeated correctly? T-Time to call 911: If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 911 and get them to the hospital immediately. Additional signs include: sudden severe headache with no known cause: sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination: sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; or sudden confusion or trouble...

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Zika Virus, what you need to know.

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Zika Virus, what you need to know.

Zika Virus, what you need to know. Glen Rose Medical Center is spreading the word about the Zika Virus. Zika is spread mostly by the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquitos. These mosquitos bite during the day and night. Zika can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Infection during pregnancy can cause certain birth defects. There is no none vaccine or medicine for Zika. The top 5 things everyone needs to know about Zika … 1. Zika primarily spreads though infected mosquitoes. Zika can also be passed through sex from a person who has Zika to his or her sex partners. 2. The best way to prevent Zika is to prevent mosquito bites. * Use insect repellent with Deet. It works! * Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants. * Stay in places with air conditioning or window and door screens. * REMOVE STANDING WATER around your home. 3. Zika is linked to birth defects. Zika infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly that is a sign of incomplete brain development. If you have a partner who lives in or has traveled to an area with Zika, do not have have unprotected sexual intercourse during your entire pregnancy. 4. Pregnant women should not travel to areas with Zika. If you must travel to one of these areas, talk to your healthcare provider first and strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during your trip. 5. Returningt travelers infected with Zika can spread the virus through mosquito bites. If you get infected with Zika and a mosquito bites you, you can pass the virus to the mosquito. The infected mosquito bites other people, who get infected. Returning travelers should also have protected sexual intercourse or not have sex if they are concerned about passing it to their partners. For more information about Zika please refer to the Centers for Disease Control website at...

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Kickstart My Heart Success

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Kickstart My Heart Success

The Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation held the 3rd annual 1 Mile Fun Run, 5k & 10k timed race on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The sun was shining and the weather was absolutely beautiful. This year’s race was a success with 213 participants and 18 generous sponsors.  The Marks Foundation has designated the proceeds from this year’s race for the purchase of a new EKG machine for the Cardiopulmonary Department at Glen Rose Medical Center. The cardio department, sees and average 60-70 patients per month depending on cardio patient load. Cardiologists Dr. Deepak Patel and Dr. Andrew Miller see patients at Glen Rose Medical Center on Tuesday and Friday 8:30- 12:00. The Marks Foundation is excited to be a part of the growth at Glen Rose Medical Center and look forward to many more opportunities to provide medical equipment and scholarship dollars provided through donations and fundraising events.  Stay tuned for the Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation website and Facebook page, in the meantime to learn more visit the Glen Rose Medical Center website page under the About tab, opportunities to give  or call Lisa Andersen at...

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Are You Ready To Kickstart Your Heart?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Are You Ready To Kickstart Your Heart?

February is National Heart Health Month, Glen Rose Medical Center and Glen Rose Nursing and Rehab will host The Kickstart My Heart 1 mile fun, 5k and 10k timed race on Saturday February 18, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. (sign up at , $25). All proceeds from the years race will benefit the Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation. The REM Foundation has committed the all monies raised from the event to  purchase an EKG machine for the Cardiopulmonary Department at Glen Rose Medical Center in recognition of Heart Health Month. The This type of event simply can not happen without gracious sponsors.  The Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation would like to thank the following for their contributions to this years race: Glen Rose Medical Center Glen Rose Nursing and Rehab LDL Educational Foundation Los Primos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina Glen Rose CVB First Financial Bank Cendera Funding, Lance Simmons Polished Family Dental, Glen Rose Hammonds BBQ Cherokee Rose Nursing and Rehab Performance Auto, Glen Rose Clark Real Estate Group, Lori Mills Goetz Physical Culture Center Karen Burroughs, M.D. Interim Home Health & Hospice Hospice Plus Century 21 Quad J Real Estate Lee Healthcare Crystal Plaster State Farm Simple Simons Pizza and Subs Moncrief Cancer Institute C6 Designs And last but certainly not least the volunteers that get up early and brave the chilly February morning to man a water stop and help with registration. THANK...

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2016, What a Year!

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2016, What a Year!

As we start 2017, Glen Rose Medical Center would like to reflect in several events of the past year. 2016 started out a little rough with the surprise partial payment from our major taxpayer (Luminant), causing a serious budget shortfall. The entire staff at GRMC pulled together by cutting hours, benefits and downsizing departments; we worked together to get thing s done. We worked hard to care for the people that matter most, our patients while never sacrificing quality of care. We can’t thank everyone enough for your continued support. In January the Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation (REM) elected a new board of directors, eager to begin fundraising to support the Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation Scholarship program and the capital needs of Glen Rose Medical Center. In February the REM Healthcare Foundation was host to the Kickstart My Heart 1 mile fun run 5k & 10k timed race. The Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation was able to donate proceeds from the race to purchase a Biodex Unweighing Machine for the Outpatient Therapy Department at Glen Rose Medical Center. With the purchase of the Biodex, GRMC was able to expand therapies for patients with paralysis, balance issues, knee and hip replacements. Many thanks to all the sponsors and participants that made this event successful. We look forward to the upcoming race on February 18, 2017. In April, Glen Rose Medical Center opened a second location for Outpatient Therapy in Pecan Plantation, next door to Pecan Family Medical Clinic. Our therapy department volume has dramatically increased with the second location in Pecan Plantation. May was another busy month for GRMC due to the election of 5 of 7 seats open on the Somervell County Hospital District Board. After the votes were tallied, 5 new board members were elected, and we welcome their enthusiasm to support GRMC. In June, partnering with 95.3 KOME we held the second annual Mission 95, Donate Life Day. With the support of our community we were able to donate over 100 pints of blood to Carter BloodCare, saving over 300 lives! Crazy, but all in a days work. The Dr. Roger E. Marks Healthcare Foundation helped give the Emergency Room at Glen Rose Medical Center a little facelift with a donation of a new exterior Emergency Room sign in September, making the entrance to the lobby of the ER more visible. October is a busy month in healthcare, at least for GRMC; we volunteer or host several events. GRMC volunteers at the Paluxy Pedal Bike Race, manning a refueling/rest stop for the participants. We usually see well over 200 participants at our stop. The United CO-OP also hosts their annual meeting and health fair in October for employees and CO-OP members. We generally screen a few hundred people and give 200 flu vaccines. To wrap things up in October, GRMC along with LDL Educational Resources hosted the annual Drive thru Flu, we start bright and early in front of Glen Rose Medical Center with a rambunctious group of GRMC nursing staff, CareFlite volunteers, Glen Rose Nursing and Rehab volunteers, NJHS and NHS students, LDL volunteers and a few other early risers to help keep things running smoothly, after all it takes a village to give over 400 flu shots in a few...

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October is Phyical Therapy Month

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on October is Phyical Therapy Month

October is Physical Therapy Month, Glen Rose Medical Center is proud of our therapy team. Glen Rose Medical Center has a highly trained team of PT’s with two convenient locations, Glen Rose across from Glen Rose Medical Center and Pecan Plantation in Granbury ready to help you get back to your routine. Meet our team:                                                                                                     Bottom Row l to r Tom Abaray, PT Tom is a graduate of UT Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas, with over 35 years of experience in various settings including large and small hospitals. Tome has worked for GRMC for over 14 years, has enjoyed the small community setting of Glen Rose  and Pecan Plantation. Tom enjoys patient care and seeing the progress of patients start to finish. Aaron McClelen, one of our therapy teams favorite patients. Aaron has shown remarkable progress with our team, not to mention a lot of hard work and determination. Lisa Jones, PTA Lisa has been with GRMC for 2 years, she has over 19 years of experience as a Physical Therapy Assistant. Her previous experience includes outpatient therapy, therapy in acute care hospitals, geriatrics, home health therapy and Rehab Director for over 7 years. Tammie Apodaca, Speech Therapist  and Director of GRMC Therapy Department. Tammie has been with GRMC for over 10 years. Laquita Riley, PT Laquita is a graduate of Texas Womans University, has licensed in Texas since 1980. Laquita has practiced in a variety of settings, including treatment, teaching, setting up rehab therapy departments. Laquita has worked for large and small hospitals, rehab facilities, outpatient clinics and home health therapy. Laquita has worked in other states, but is happy to be “home” in Texas. Megan Swendsen, Rehab Tech Megan has been with GRMC for two years, she’s the smiling voice you hear when you call to make an appointment. Tye Castle, PTA Tye has been a licensed PTA since 2009, and has been with GRMC since 2010. Tye started work with physical therapy in 2000, as the director of a wellness program for an inpatient/outpatient cardiac rehab; counseling in prescription exercise and nutrition. Tye has recently received his certification as a clinical instructor for Weatherford and McClennon College and is currently working on certification as a strength and conditioning coach. Glen Rose Medical Center couldn’t ask for a better team to care for our patients. To speak to one of the team, call 254-897-3176....

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Healthy Aging

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Healthy Aging

Staying Healthy and feeling your best is important at any age and that doesn’t change when you have a few more grey hairs. As we grow older, we experience an increasing number of major life changes, including career changes and retirement, children leaving home, the loss od loved ones, and physical changes. Coping with change is difficult, no matter how old you are. The particular challenge for older adults is the sheer number of changes and transitions that start to occur. It’s natural to feel those losses. But if that sense of loss is balanced with positive ingredients, you have a formula for staying healthy as you age. Healthy Aging means continually reinventing yourself as you pass through landmark ages such as 60, 70, 80 and beyond. It means finding new things you enjoy, learning to adapt to change, staying physically active, and feeling connected to your community and loved ones. Having a good diet, exercise, joining social clubs and outings with friends and loved ones, keep us strong physically and...

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Texas Heat

Posted by on Jul 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Texas Heat

It’s summertime in Texas, we now what that means; it’s HOT! With temperatures rising daily, the hot Texas sun and high humidity we need to remember to play it safe. Hydrate. Whether you feel thirsty or not, drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated, especially when you’re working or exercising outside. Educate yourself. Keep up with the latest temperature and heat index forecasts and current readings (take actions to stay cool and safe when the temperatures hits 85 degrees or the heat index hits 90 degrees). Know the warning signs of a heat illness, and how you can stay cool. Act quickly when a heat illness is suspected.Seek medical attention immediately for any of these warning signs: cramping, rapid pulse, heavy sweating, hot red skin, dizziness, confusion, nausea, vomiting. Take it easy.Anyone working or exercising outdoors should avoid overexertion, especially between the hours of 11 am and 6 pm. Take hourly breaks in the shade or in air conditioning....

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